Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

12:02 PM, Thursday July 29th 2021

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Here is my first lesson of drawbox. Not much else to say. I welcome feedbacks.


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9:19 PM, Saturday July 31st 2021

Hey Dan! Congratulations on finishing lesson 1, that's huge! I'm Gady and I'll be reviewing your work, so let's get to it.


I can already see you are developing confident lines. However, there's some wobbling, specially when you're close to your destination point. This can be seen on superimposed lines. Whereas you did a good job fraying only on one end and trying lots of different curves, you seem to be arching a little bit when reaching the end points. This can also be seen on ghosted planes and on your lines page. Remember that confidence is more important than accuracy here. You'll develop accuracy with time, you'll gain confidence with practice. Other than that, I'd say good job.


I noticed you tried a wide variety of angles and always drew through 2 or 3 times, that's good. Wobbling it's taking its toll here: some ellipses are not looking very confident. I'd also point out that some of them are not ellipses but rather elongated sausages, be aware of that and try to always make ellipses, no matter how narrow they may be. I can tell you strived for touching the edges and the adjacent ellipses everytime.

I'd say your ellipses wobbled a little bit more when you had more specific constraints: trying to reach all 4 points of ghosted planes, you can see some deformed ellipses as you strived for reaching. This is natural, as we tend to get more self-conscious when given a set of specific points to reach.

On funnel page I would only say that you have to be more aware that the ellipses are being dissected perpendicularly by the minor axes: on some of them, this is not the case.


I think this is a good first approach at perspective. Remember you only have to check your lines converging on the horizon line, don't extend them beyond that as it will not give you much information and rather make it more confusing. Be aware that on rough perspective width lines should be (and in your work sometimes are not) parallel to horizon, and height lines should be (and in your work sometimes are not) perpendicular to horizon, I believe it's a decent outcome. This is a hard task, but it's good to keep in mind so you can get better at it.

Rotated boxes looks very decent. Nothing to add here.

Only thing I'd say about organic perspective is that maybe you were a little too shy overlapping the boxes. Overlapping in perspective is a good thing: it gives your drawing a lot of sense of depth. But you will get this later on.

Also, don't do your lines more than once, no matter how off they come.

Final thoughts

All in all, this is really fine job. I'll be marking this lesson as complete.

Next Steps:

  • Incorporate these excercises to your daily 15 minute warm-ups

  • Move on with 250 Box Challenge

Good luck!

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5:51 PM, Sunday August 1st 2021

Thanks you a lot for the review, i did not expect one so detailed !

11:59 AM, Monday August 2nd 2021

You are welcome, I'm glad I could be of help!

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